Friday, 31 January 2020

[LAZ004] Ross Fader - Pianist Envy EP [LAZARUS RECORDINGS]

Sydney based producer and resident DJ of the Kniteforce Radio (playing live on a weekly basis) the man like Ross Fader, is a soldier of Hardcore mentality and devotee of the '90s spirit.

Our Aussie good friend came into spotlight with his personal EP on Kniteforce Digital and is definetely one of the new talents that should enter your scope.

'Pianist Envy EP' is the title of his debut new work over Lazarus Recordings and you can surely realize and feel what he's all about. This digital weapon is comprised of 5 tunes, 4 originals and one remix by Lazarus head honcho DJ Deluxe putting his own aggressivenes under 160 bpms.
Highlight from the whole project must be the crispy hardcore breaks on the clever 'Gangsta's Paradise' sampling and noteable also is the good use in overall of the '90s inside his tunes, showing respect to his early sounds while following the modern Breakbeat techniques of nowdays.







Monday, 27 January 2020

Introducing:: DOUBLE GOOD GARMENTS (Clothing Brand)

What happens when two Electronic Dance devotees and Acid House aficionados collab together for something new and aspiring?

Then it's something double good, apparently.
And that makes it Double Good Garments, eventually.

It's all about one of the very recent and interesting clothing brands representing the underground Rave, Warehouse output; aiming to take you on a trip from Back in the Day to Back to the Future

Double Good Garments was born out of nostalgic love as the official description states about, and its target is to create and unleash exclusive gear and varied garments that anyone always wanted to get however couldn't find the right place for it.
And from now on beware that every single Raver can find the right source in the right place, which has a modern appeal obeying to present's vibes simultaneously.

This astonishing UK based brand produces some outstanding Tshirts, Long Sleeves, Hoodies, Vests, even Bags, Mugs and Slip Mats being not only just a clothing brand but offering almost anything that you can imagine or need, proper going out to a club, a rave or a festival as well as...dressed up for a cool uplifter day!

What makes sense is that the two main men behind this new brand are differently raised up but sharing their experience with clothing. Craig as an 80's kid, going to 90's raves, and being around for the Britpop explosion and also being into the football casual scene in back end of the 90's to the late 00's. On the other hand, Andy is an original Madchester head, being out and about and of age in the height of Acid House and the Hacienda times.
As you can realize, the boys will keep on exponentially grow their passion for quality while remaining forever true spirits paying homage to their roots!

Inspired by snare drums and pulsating beats,
Disused warehouses on gritty tough streets,
Squelching basslines, whistles and horns,
Illegal substances and dancing 'til dawn,
Crate digging on saturdays after grafting all week,
What's your name, mate?, where you from?..sweet!,
Balearic sunsets and uplifting sounds,
Not in with the masses but still part of the crowd,
Open air raves and white label tracks,
808 cowbells or that 909 crash,
This is our scene, our passion, our love,

You won't forget us, we are Double Good.


Saturday, 25 January 2020


02.Straight Up
03.Lost It
04.Rescue Me
06.Right Here

One of the mightiest producers within Nu-Rave/Hardcore Breaks, is indisputably the UK based Simon Holmes (owner of Sharkfin Records).
And this time a new label entry Lazarus Records run by DJ Deluxe signs Simon for a good cause moreover an outstanding album release.
A breakbeat-driven fusion of Oldskool and modern style of Nu-Rave offered in 9 fresh tunes by this very talented prince within the scene the last 15+ years.
'Machine Learning' is out now digitally and worth to mention that all proceeds will be donated to CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

DJ Deluxe has stated about it:

"Mental Health Awareness is something we all need to work on, and I am very humbled that Simon has chosen to use us at Lazarus Records to bring us his unique style of production, and to help those that do struggle with mental health challenges. Big Ups to you Sir!!!
So please, buy this album. Add a little more if you want, but whatever you do, please support us.
Should you not want to purchase the album, but still donate, please follow this link:
Thank you."



Tuesday, 21 January 2020

JUNIOR TOMLIN 'Flyer & Cover Art' book release

The Salvador Dali of Rave, UK based and Arts king Junior Tomlin is a legend within the scene the last 30+ years, working relentlessly with big brands, promotors such as Telepathy, Dreamscape, Slammin’ Vinyl, One Nation, Dream Odyssey and Ravealation, plus a wide variety of influential labels, such as Kickin’ Records, React, ZTT and Mute (just to name a few).
In addition to these, John Brown Jr. Publishing, Titan and Panini and he's licensed to produce Marvel comics in the UK, as a digital colorist with credits including Action Man, Transformers Armada, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Judge Dredd and numerous pocket book covers and collectors cards.

And after all these years, it was definetely a matter of time, to release something that celebrates his quality work and showcasing his absolute talent, packed on 1 release only.

Velocity Press from UK, goes for the publishing of his some of the most memorable and iconic artwork associated with Dance and Rave music. Designs that inspired quite a lot lots of generations to catch up with the field of Arts and Music. The 'Flyer & Cover Art' book will come out on 1st June 2020 and it's available to pre-order now with a priviledge to get it signed by Junior Tomlin himself plus getting your name in the thank-you section.

"Junior Tomlin’s visionary capabilities led to a long-running career as a flyer artist. His fantastical projections of the future and often surreal imagery earned him the title ‘The Salvador Dali of Rave’. Tomlin’s iconic work was highly sought after, with ravers collecting his remarkable work and promoters queuing up to commission him to produce imagery for their flyers. Junior’s imagination conjured up alternate worlds, references to outer space and gave us a peek into the endless possibilities presented by an unknown future. It was the perfect representation of the brave new world being cultivated by rave promoters and the community that sprung up around the culture.

Junior worked with a range of seminal rave promoters from 1989 onwards including Telepathy, Dreamscape, Slammin’ Vinyl, One Nation, Dream Odyssey and Ravealation. 30 years since he designed his first flyer Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art documents his work across 180 pages, with commentary and draft sketches provided by Junior himself. Divided into two distinct sections – Record Covers and Flyers – the book will also feature an in-depth interview with Junior and a foreword by Chelsea Louise Berlin (artist, flyer collector and author of Rave Art) plus words and commentary from members of the public, former clients and, of course, the wider rave community.

Chronicling the work of a pioneering artist whose art was intrinsic to early rave culture, Junior Tomlin: Flyer & Cover Art marks a critical time in British history. In a time where division and conflict seem to be more prevalent than ever, the book allows us to escape into Junior’s fantasy worlds and travel back in time to an era when social barriers were being broken down.

The book will be 25cm x 25cm, printed on premium 130gsm full colour paper. It is the first time his work has been documented and presented in such a comprehensive, cohesive fashion."


“His record sleeves are classic examples of a hugely important artform now sadly deceased in the digital age.”
Danny Briottet (Renegade Soundwave)

“When I think of music and the concept of what I wish to express, I always want the visual representation to be in total synergy with that I am creating. Artwork is so important! This is why I did not hesitate when it came to choosing an artist and legend like Junior for specific work projects I had in mind.”
DJ Rap

Monday, 13 January 2020

UNITY IN THE SUN (18-25 May 2020) Is The Ultimate Spiritual Togetherness For The Rave Generation

...and it goes a little something like this!

Ragga Twins, RatPack, DJ Sy, DJ Seduction, Seb Fontaine, Hixxy, Rachel Wallace, Nicky Blackmarket, Kenny Ken, Stu Allan, Randall, Liquid, Ellis Dee, Jumpin Jack Frost, DJ Vibes, Scott Brown, Stretch, Alex P, the almighty female singers Jenna and Lindy Layton, BK, Rob Tissera, Mark XTC, Whizzkid, Brockie and of course Billy Daniel Bunter and DJ Fat Controller are just a few of the biggest names participating on this year's even larger Unity In The Sun.

We're dealing in here with a marvellous 7-dayer of absolute anthems, big brands, DJs that know how to lift you up and all of that taking place in the wonderful spot of Kavos in the Greek island of Corfu.

7 full days of Jungle & Liquid 7 full days of 88-89 & Acid House 7 full days of Piano Rave & Breakbeat Old Skool 7 full days of Happy Hardcore & UK Hardcore 7 full days of Hard House & Trance 7 full days of 80's Dance, Soul, Funk & Reggae This is the rave holiday of a lifetime, be it chillin' all day, or partying all night Boat Parties, Beach Parties, Pool Parties, All night raves delivered by some of the biggest brands such as Moondance, Raindance, OSN, Centreforce, Kapow, Bonkers, Rejuvenation, Music Mondays, Jungle Therapy etc.

The Strictly Nuskool Blog have already been there and can indisputably assure you that the last 3 years everyone's very happy and mad to the rhythm of the Greek elements of the sea, sun and sky plus the most important is celebrating the unity. All become 1 family by the Greek Sun. You don't need anything further than that.

You may book now to live up this unique experience and this special vibe that's offered. Unity In The Sun 2020 is calling you all, from 18th to 25th May.

🌞 BOOK NOW by clicking HERE


Current package prices are available up to the 31st of January

A simple £30 deposit secures your place

  • 7 Day Package 4 further payments of £88.75
  • 7 Day Package Total payable £385
  • 9 Day Package 4 further payments of £98.75
  • 9 Day Package Total payable £425
  • 5 Day Package 4 further payments of £63.75
  • 5 Day Package Total payable £285
  • 3 Day Package 4 further payments of £45 (£25 Deposit)
  • 3 Day Package Total payable £205

Package includes your accommodation, airport transfers & all event passes for the days & evenings of your package.

Your hotel booking does not restrict you to your music preference, you may use all hotels and venues for all the unity events.

All prices are per person
(Single Occupation £10 Supplement per night)


Sunday, 12 January 2020


Canary Islands based producer Mata (known also as Outer Kid) is the first new signing and the first release of the year for London's Hardcore Breaks label, Paranoid Recordings.
Above board, he's one of the best talents from the proud Spanish scene and in case you're unaware of that, his new 4 tracks are indisputably doing justice.
Intensive breakbeats, pianos and rave stabs on a vivid release dispatched by the talent of Mata as ever Oldskool inspired and representing present's time.
A new year for Nu-Rave, a new decade of Hardcore and even bigger dreams for the label (Gaffer & RG) and the producer behind 'The Martians EP' as the self-titled tune must be the best hit from this astonishing new work.
As ever this one goes out on free download and apparently all needed is a big 'hug' to the guys bebind it, namely PR label and Mata.

Tuesday, 7 January 2020

[KF115] N.R.G. I Love It/Turn It Up 12" EP [KNITEFORCE RECORDS]

The year 2020 couldn't start any way better rather than getting a legend back again after so many years.

Is it Luna-C's dream? Is it because Kniteforce hasn't rested on their laurel yet?
One way or another, a big decade has just launched with the man like Neil Rumney, better known as N.R.G. or Liquid Crystal or better call him like 'The man who never lost his Hardcore!' getting himself back delivering a massive new work. N.R.G. gets also his name with golden letters for the new decade of the scene and Kniteforce brand, among other legendaries such as Liquid, Sublove, Acen, Hyper On Experience. None can forget his Oldskool anthems and his value in Hardcore till present's time.
KF 115 is up for pre-orders now as the bundle was sold out quickly in about 24 hrs.

This 4-tracker is out on limited 12" Vinyl as usual with the digitals too. Expect love, pianos, some hot stabs and proper fire as the B2 vibe going.
This is indisputably a great release, first of many coming out from the might Kniteforce. A must-to-have historical Vinyl for your collection if you still love your Hardcore like N.R.G. does.

Well... And Luna-C too, apparently:
"If someone had told me in 1992 that one day Kniteforce Records would be releasing music from such esteemed old skool artists as Sublove, Liquid, Hyper On Experience and Acen, I would have not believed it. To add NRG to that list is beyond anything I could ever have dreamed of, and with new music as well? What can I say?
This EP is not only NRGs first new hardcore in a very, very long time, it is also an amazing release which has all of the energy and sublime cleverness that you would expect from such a legendary artist. The first of many, I am promised, and containing four absolute winners (my personal favourite being I Love It because I love it, but god damn Fire is also, Tempted to tell you you have to turn up Turn It Up and Helpless will leave you helpless lol. Anyway, get in while you can."


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